Santa Susana Monkey Flower, Diplacus
is a perennial with large 2 inch velvet red
flowers that grows in rock outcroppings in
decomposed granite along the north side of Los Angeles. A knock your socks off flower. A hummingbird plant
that has been deer proof in all locations. This grows in the
chaparral with Adenostoma, Heteromeles, Ceanothus species and
Trichostema. Customers from the Sierras tell us it has done fine at the
mouth of Yosemite Park. This monkey flower is
stunning. No the plant doesn't look like a monkey, someone looked into
the throat of the flower and thought she could see the outline of a
monkey Click here
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(Syn. Diplacus longiflorus var. rutilus, or Mimulus longiflorus var.
Diplacus rutilus tolerates sand.
Diplacus rutilus is great for a bird garden.
Foliage of Diplacus rutilus has color green and is stressdeciduous.
Flower of Diplacus rutilus has color red.
Communities for Diplacus rutilus:Chaparral and Coastal Sage Scrub.